Cardiff BookTalk is delighted to invite you to our third author event of the 2020–21 semester – On 21 April, Tyler Keevil will be reading from and discussing his powerful new thriller Your Still Beating Heart. Eira’s husband has been murdered – a random stabbing … Continue reading Tyler Keevil’s Your Still Beating Heart
You can now book for all the scheduled 2021 Cardiff BookTalk events – links below. Thank you to everyone who has joined us so far! Full details of speakers and lots more information regarding the forthcoming free online talks on our website: http://www.cardiffbooktalk.org. Octavia Butler … Continue reading BookTalk for Spring / Summer 2021
The BookTalk team are delighted to present the full talk and Q+A we hosted with Richard Gwyn. The author discusses his latest novel The Blue Tent with Christie Collins, before Colin Bond fields probing questions from our audience. We cover magic, Jorge Luis Borges, dreams, … Continue reading Richard Gwyn’s The Blue Tent – Full talk and Q+A
Join Cardiff BookTalk for a free special event on 3 February 2021 at 7pm on Zoom – the first author-led virtual event of our 10th anniversary season. We’re delighted to welcome the novelist and poet Richard Gwyn, a previous winner of Wales Book of the … Continue reading Richard Gwyn’s The Blue Tent
Dates for your diary – Our spring programme features author readings with Richard Gwyn, Susan M. Gaines and Tyler Keevil, a new look at the cult writings of Octavia Butler and Ann Quin, plus heated discussion of Hilary Mantel‘s new blockbuster, The Mirror and the … Continue reading Cardiff BookTalk 2021 – Spring Programme
In this 2016 TEDx talk, MBTI expert Jean Kummerow takes the audience through the different personality types with humor and personal experience. Our next event takes place on the 3rd June 2019 and we are thrilled to be welcoming Dr. Merve Emre to speak about her … Continue reading What’s Your Type? A TEDx Talk with Jean Kummerow
Our next event takes place on the 3rd June 2019 and we are thrilled to be welcoming Dr. Merve Emre to speak about her new book, What’s Your Type? Over the course of the evening, we will unpack questions around why personality tests are so popular and what their ongoing appeal says about humanity’s desire to define and label themselves. Dr. Emre will also be answering questions and signing books.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
In mid 2018, Jessica Gross visited Merve Emre in New Haven and interviewed her for Longreads.com. They discussed the MBTI and their own personal history of friendship, leading to the question, if the MBTI is predicated on the understanding that a person’s personality type never changes, how does one account for personal evolution?
In September 2018, Deborah Chase interviewed Merve Emre for the Boston Review, and they discussed, “what the test really measures and what it misses, how it has come to function as a form of divination and therapy in an age of secular alienation, and why its claims of innateness are at odds with richer understandings of personality and character”.
Dr. Merve Emre discusses the origins, evolution, and ongoing importance of the world’s most used personality test with Nam Kiwanuka on The Agenda with Steve Paikin. This interview was published online on 12th Nov. 2018. Our next event takes place on the 3rd June 2019 … Continue reading Type-Casting Humanity